Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Mantis, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)
This B&M stand up coaster opened in 1996. It features a 137 ft first drop and 4 inversions, including a 119 ft vertical loop that has great hangtime. Many of the standard B&M elements are included...the dive loop, the inclined loop, and the flat spin are all here. This ride is fun, but beware of the over the shoulder restraints.
This is my favorite at Cedar Point. It's so high and fast relative to other stand ups I've ridden and it has more inversions. I heard that it was the highest stand up in the world when built I'm not surprised. - Raymond Ass
Rode 8/29/2012 It is OK. Standing up gives a coaster a different feeling. I've been on two (Iron Wolf & Mantis). I generally like them. I agree they do put a lot of pressure on your legs, but if you know that going into it, it is tolerable. Ride this once, just to say you have done it. Do not wait over 15 minutes to do so. The turn at the top is a great feature of this coaster. - Jeff K
Mantis is a decent coaster and if you sit in the middle (not up front or behind), you wont understand why people are hurting so much. Just follow the instructions in how to stand properly, with straight legs, and you'll be fine. However, despite minor disorientating, the front right seat is my favourite seat. And... to me the best part of the right is the pre-drop turn in that seat, weird but true. It's worth a ride, even if you wont love it. - Mikael Vagen
At 5'6" this hurt, oh this hurt. My favorite part was the lift. If you have legs this will hurt very badly. It was intolerable. Tear it down and build an amazing flying roller coaster! I will give it credit for its track. Also, I have been on Shockwave at Kings Dominion and was fine, i kinda liked it! But this! This is Terrible. 1/10. - Edward Morgan
this ride was horrible for me after the drop and the first inversion things started to go wrong my calf mussles started to pressue up enough to the point where it hurt and i wanted to get of the ride everytime the train went upside down my legs hurt once we got off it hurt to walk and we wasted ten minutes of r time trying to make r legs stop hurting i heard there has been many complaints but some people say it didnt hurt them at all lucky them - ed shaheen
The course is pretty good and I was suprised about how good it was for a stand up. My only other stander was Vortex at Carowinds, though. When that's the stand up you've done even a Togo stander seems good. (Perhaps I've gone too far. Togo?) Anyway, it's pretty intense. The second inversion gave me a momentary blackout which was a first. Sad to think Cedar Point decided to open a B&M and wasted it on this. - Bradley Keith
The Mantis is a ride that is very overrated because of the size of the first loop and the fact that it is a stand up roller coaster. Now if you are like me you would avoid this coaster when you go to cedar point because I have horrible knees and it hurts like hell. Not the mention the pain for guys in the lower area. I would recommend that fist time vistiors check this ride out though because you never know you may love the ride 4/10 - Shayne Nissen
Good, but too intense. Gotta ride it once, but once is enough...It just dont have repeatt appeal. - brian newsome
The drop,loop, and dive loop were nice and fun but i am only 5 foot 5 so the corkscrews made me legs hurt. Overall, This was a very intense, fun, scary ride. You must ride this. the line is as short as five minutes. 8/10 - Steven D
This ride SUCKS!! Between the mean employees (I know thats give or take but still it helped ruin the Mantis ride expierence) headbanging Blood rushing from my legs and the seat going to far up into that area this was an unenjoyable ride. 2/10 - Bob Miller
Okay ride, not worth any wait over 30 minutes. Riddler's Revenge in SFMM is better. - Justin Vuong
I do not recomond this ride at all. The layout did not impress me that well and also the ride puts tons of pressure on your leg that kills! - David Steinhardt
6 - Fair. The first loop is a whopper, but the rest of the ride pales in comparison and can actually be quite painful. I've never understood the concept behind stand-up coasters. You travel slower due to your increased drag, and the ride is significantly less comfortable than a standard coaster. Still, it's worth the ride just to guess which way you'll be thrown next. - Joshua Counsil
I am short and this coaster always beats me up. I aviod every time I go to Cedar Point. - Elizabeth Gray
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